Re: Racing economics (558 Views)
Posted by: jerry
Date: June 30, 2019 09:36AM
I like your idea of prepaid long term insurance. It will weed out some of those fringe players who have to race unsound horses just to stay in the game.
Eliminate pain masking medications and race day anti-inflammatories. If the horse is hurt, don’t race him. If you can’t afford to keep him in the barn, sell him. If the horse can’t race without them, retire him. Plus, it’ll cull some of the more unsound bloodlines from the breeding shed.
If this has the effect of shrinking the game, good. The industry needs a healthy pruning.